Some Things to Do

Things To Do

 Normally this page would be full of events and happenings around town. With Coronavirus causing most, if not all events and meetings to be canceled, we can only list a limited number of events that are virtual or with social distancing in mind.


Daffodil Giveaway

On Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., RISE will be distributing prepacked totes with free daffodil bulbs, trowels and gloves for any Rockaway community members or individuals interested in planting bulbs at their home, schools', businesses' or neighborhood blocks. First come, first served. RISE is located at 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.


National Night Out Against Crime

As we go to press, the 100th Precinct Community Council decided to cancel its National Night Out event scheduled for Tuesday, October 6 due to an uptick in coronavirus cases. "Even though we prepared for the event, we have decided that the health and safety of the 100th Precinct Community, the Precinct Personnel and our Board is more important. We hope to see everyone at National Night Out August 2021," President Kathy Heavey said. At this time, it is not clear if the 101st Precinct event is canceled. The 101st Precinct event is schedules to take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at O’Donohue Park on Beach 17th Street with a barbecue, games, a rock-climbing wall, boxing demos, resources, music and more.


Rockapulco Runs

On Sunday, October 11, the Rockaway half and whole marathon is scheduled to take place. For updates and  to register, head to 


Community Board 14

The next virtual CB14 meeting will be held Tuesday, October 13. For meeting info, check out   


Dubois Point Cleanup

On Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation - NYC Chapter for a beach and marsh cleanup at Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary (Beach 65th Street and Bayfield Avenue). To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or head to 


Rockaway Car Corral

Got a nice ride to show off? The next Rockaway Car Corral will take place on Sunday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harbor Optics lot (113-10 Beach Channel Drive).


Get Tested

Think you have Covid-19? Find out. To find testing sites, head to  or text COVID test to 85548


Food Help for Seniors/Disabled

Are you a senior or disabled person who lives between Beach 149th and Beach 96th Street and unable to get food during the pandemic? Contact Lew Simon or Jeanette M. Garramone for help at 718-

945-1216. If you are able to donate any canned goods or food items to this cause, you can also reach out.


Beach Yoga

Kevin "Soupy" Campbell is back with yoga on the beach. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, join him on Beach 104th at 8:30 a.m. to get your Om on.